Classic (formerly known as Expert) is the largest card set in Hearthstone, with 236 collectible cards. The Classic set serves as one of the two core card sets in Hearthstone, the other being the Basic set. The set was first made available to the public in January 2014 when beta-testing was first announced for the game, in the era of Classic Hearthstone. The Classic set originally featured 245 cards when it first released, but now the set contains 236 cards, due to the removal of some cards to the Hall of Fame.
The Classic set's purpose is to ground players in a core set in which players will always be familiar with, in the face of an ever-changing pool of cards available to be played in Standard format. The Classic and Basic sets are the only two permanent sets that will always be available to be played in Standard format, while all other sets will eventually move over time to Wild format.
Classic cards frequently feature as core cards in successful decks, and the developers constantly monitor the set's power to ensure the cards do not form too large a proportion of decklists, thus causing the meta to become excessively stale. Consequently, throughout Hearthstone's history, many major and minor card changes have been implemented to cards in the Classic set.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Classic card packs can be found as rewards given in the Arena, the Tavern Brawl, various quests, and periodic Hearthstone special promotion events. Classic card packs can also be obtained from the Welcome Bundle. Individual Classic cards can be found in the Highest Rank Bonus chest, for Golden cards only. Classic cards can also be crafted.
Cards[edit | edit source]
The Classic card set features 236 collectible cards, including 105 neutral cards and 131 class cards (15 for each class except for Rogue and Warlock, which have 14 each, and Mage, which has 13). Classic cards can be recognized by the iconic Hearthstone swirl behind the card text.
Neutral[edit | edit source]
- Common (40 cards)
- Rare (34 cards)
- Epic (9 cards)
- Legendary (22 cards)
- Dream cards
Class cards[edit | edit source]
There are a total of 131 collectible class cards in the Classic set.
Druid[edit | edit source]
- Choice cards
- Fandral Staghelm
Hunter[edit | edit source]
Mage[edit | edit source]
Paladin[edit | edit source]
Priest[edit | edit source]
Rogue[edit | edit source]
Shaman[edit | edit source]
Warlock[edit | edit source]
Warrior[edit | edit source]
Battlefield[edit | edit source]
Four battlefields were available when the game first released.
History[edit | edit source]
- See also: Hearthstone timeline
Development[edit | edit source]
- See also: Design and development of Hearthstone
Card changes[edit | edit source]
- See also: Card changes
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- Unleash the Hounds - Card text changed to: "For each enemy minion, summon a 1/1 Hound with Charge."
- Unleash the Hounds - Cost changed from 4 to 2. Cost changed from 2 to 3.
- 9 mechanical minions were changed to Mechs, previously having no minion type: Harvest Golem, Damaged Golem, Alarm-o-Bot, Demolisher, Mechanical Dragonling, and all of Gelbin Mekkatorque's inventions: Repair Bot, Emboldener 3000, Homing Chicken and Poultryizer.
- The druid minions resulting from Druid of the Claw's Choose One effect were changed to Beasts: Druid of the Claw (Cat Form) and Druid of the Claw (Bear Form).
- Conceal, Ice Lance, Power Overwhelming, Azure Drake, Ragnaros the Firelord, and Sylvanas Windrunner moved to the Hall of Fame.
- Mana Wyrm - Cost increased from 1 to 2.
Videos[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-12-01).
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